Clymer Teacher Released To Home Confinement In Child Porn Case

BUFFALO – Scott Aikens, a Clymer Central School teacher charged by criminal complaint for child pornography possession last Friday in U.S. Federal Court, was released and confined to his home per the conditions of his release during a detention hearing Tuesday afternoon, according to an email response to WNYNewsNow from U.S. Attorney’s Office Public Information Officer Barbara Burns. 
Aikens is also not allowed to have contact with anyone under the age of 18 and has been told to refrain from employment and/or volunteer work where minors are involved.
The 60-year-old could face a mandatory penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeremy V. Murray, who is handling the case, said that according to the complaint, in late June 2018, Homeland Security Investigations in Buffalo received information that a user, identified as “EJD,” was active on the Thai based child pornography site. Investigators traced the email address utilized by “EJD” to the defendant.
On Friday, a search warrant was executed at the defendant’s residence on Route 474 in Clymer. During the search, multiple electronic devices were recovered, including a laptop and two desktop computers. At the time that the search warrant was executed, HSI special agents reportedly observed Aikens sitting in front of his computer. According to the complaint, there were multiple images on the computer screen of young prepubescent males with their genitals exposed.
Members of the public who have specific information related to this case are urged to contact the HSI Buffalo Office at 716-464-6070. HSI victim-witness specialists will be available to assist any parent or guardian should they need victim-related resources. If any members of the public have general questions or concerns regarding sexual abuse of children or would like guidance on how to discuss this issue with children, please call Justice and Hope for Children at 716-338-9844.
The criminal complaint is the result of an investigation by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Kevin Kelly.

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